About The BFG Dream Jar Trail
What is The BFG Dream Jar Trail?“Dreams is so quick on the outside but long on the inside,” says The BFG.
The BFG Dream Jar Trail brings to life the long-held dreams of celebrities and artists with Dream Jars across London and beyond this summer. Each jar contains “splendiferous” sculptures based on dream stories from the likes of Steven Spielberg, Stephen Hawking, the Delevingne sisters and many more. Learn more about each jar and the dreams that inspired our celebrity “dreamers”.
You can discover The BFG Dream Jars in iconic spots such as Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace. Find out where all the jars are, and don’t forget to share your images of the Dream Jars on Twitter and Instagram using #BFGDreamJars to be in with a chance of winning some exciting prizes.
The jars will be sold to raise money for Save the Children and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity – so you may even be able to collect a BFG Dream Jar of your own and help little “chiddlers” too!
How to Find the Dream Jars
You’ll find Dream Jars across London so make sure to follow our map or download a printable version to allow you to explore easily. Go on one of our themed mini trails to make exploring even more “wondercrump”.
Do some “buckswashling” to also find BFG Dream Jars in Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow and Cheshire.
What are Dream Jars?Dream Jars are where The BFG keeps the good dreams that he mixes before he delivers them into “childdlers” bedrooms using his giant dream trumpet. “Dreams is mysterious things” and range from nasty “trogglehumpers” to wonderful golden “phizzwizards”. But instead, you’ll find magnificent sculptures in the jars on The BFG Dream Jar Trail. Take a look at all of The BFG Dream Jars to decide which ones to visit first.
How Does The BFG Dream Jar Trail Support Save the Children?
The jars will be sold to support the work of leading children’s charity Save the Children, giving children in the UK and around the world the chance to dream big and fulfil their potential. Every day Save the Children does whatever it takes to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Money raised from the sale of the Dream Jars will help them change the world for children, giving more children the chance to make their dreams come true.
Donate now to help the most vulnerable children and find out more about the auction.
How Were The BFG Dream Jars Made?
The BFG Dream Jars were made by arts and design specialists 3D Eye, who create everything from one-off sculptures and red carpet premieres to city-wide sculptural attractions and fashion shows throughout the world. Working with images directly from The BFG film, the Dream Jars were first modelled in 3D and miniature versions were created before the giant full-size jars were put together by an amazing team of sculptors, artists and model makers.
From the hands of these artisans and crafts people the sculptures have been created from an amazing array of materials and methods, so each jar is different and every sculpture within “splendiferously” unique. And, of course, “every dream is having its special label”.
Who is Roald Dahl?Roald Dahl is the world’s number one storyteller. His books, which also include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda and Fantastic Mr. Fox, are currently available in 58 languages and have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide. The BFG Dream Jar Trail is run in conjunction with Roald Dahl 100, which is celebrating 100 years since the author’s birth with a series of events and activities throughout the UK during 2016. Four of the jars on the trail will be sold in aid of Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity, to continue the charity's work providing specialist nurses and family support for seriously ill children in the UK.
Author Sophie Dahl, granddaughter of Roald Dahl, upon whom the main character of Sophie is said to be based, said: "I am thrilled to be part of such a creative adventure in support of the incredible work of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. My grandfather was a great champion of dreams and imagination and I feel he would have been delighted to see his work supporting children in this way.”
What is The BFG?This beloved novel by Roald Dahl was published in 1982 and has been enchanting readers of all ages ever since. This year, Steven Spielberg brings The BFG to the big screen. The BFG tells the extraordinary tale of a young girl from London named Sophie. British newcomer Ruby Barnhill plays Sophie. The Big Friendly Giant is Oscar-winner Mark Rylance. Together they embark on a marvellous adventure, filled with “snozzcumbers”, dream jars, “frobscottle” and even a memorable meeting with The Queen!
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A public art trail featuring giant six foot jars will come to London this summer, marking the realise of the new children’s film The BFG and raising funds for Save the Children and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.
The BFG Dream Trail will consist of large jars containing sculptures created by artists, actors, celebrities and creatives. These will depict their childhood dreams and aspirations. Participants already include:
- the film’s director, Steven Spielberg
- The BFG’s star Mark Rylance who plays the eponymous friendly Giant
- Sophie Dahl, granddaughter of the book’s author, Roald Dahl
- illustrator Quentin Blake
- Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain
- Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams
- Arsenal Football Club
- paralympian David Weir
Phizz-Whizzing partnershipThe trail is a partnership of Save the Children, Visitlondon.com, The Roald Dahl Literary Estate and Entertainment One UK.
The artworks will appear at London landmarks including Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Tower of London, Leicester Square, and Emirates Stadium. Others will appear in “key locations around the UK”, including the Buckinghamshire home of Roald Dahl, Great Missenden.
Glorumptious fundraisingSpielberg said:
“I’m excited to join The BFG Dream Jar Trail so we can all share our dreams together. The best part of this project is its support of the valuable work that Save the Children does in giving kids across the world their own chances to dream big.”Sophie Dahl, granddaughter of Roald Dahl, upon whom the main character of Sophie is said to be based, added:
“I am thrilled to be part of such a creative adventure in support of the incredible work of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s charity. My grandfather was a great champion of dreams and imagination and I feel he would have been delighted to see his work supporting children in this way.”
Splendiferous trailThe trail will be open from 8 July to 31 August. and see numerous inspirational and magical dreams brought to life. VisitLondon.com will have a dedicated BFG section enabling visitors to London to view the trail map, share their pictures and discover the stories behind each jar and location.
The sculptures will feature details of how to donate to Save the Children as well as Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. In addition, they will be auctioned after the trail closes.
Tanya Steele, CEO of Save the Children, said:
“We’re thrilled to be a beneficiary of The BFG Dream Jar Trail because, through the money raised, we’ll be able to make sure that more children get the opportunity to fulfil their potential no matter how big their dreams are. Together, we can rewrite the story for children everywhere.”The BFG tells the story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country.
Spielberg’s live action film also stars British actors Rebecca Hall, Penelope Wilton and Rafe Spall and will be released across the UK on 22 July.
Get a glimpse of director Steven Spielberg’s new film also starring Penelope Wilton and Rebecca Hall below and find out more about The BFG movie, which is in cinemas in the UK and Ireland now.